Building a More Equitable and Prosperous Chicago Region: Emerging Best Practices for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

2018
|   By
Kyle Smith, Director of Housing Initiatives, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance.
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Summary
This paper addresses the major findings from the Chicago Metropolitan Fair Housing Convening: the economic legacy of historical inequity, Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) as a way to advance integrated regional growth and key lessons learned from AFHs that have been completed
Description

In Illinois, communities across Cook County are preparing to launch a countywide Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), an exciting first step to enhance collaboration and implement new policies and initiatives that affirmatively further fair housing. To set the stage for this process, Enterprise Community Partners and the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance hosted the Chicago Metropolitan Fair Housing Convening in May 2017. 

Building a More Equitable and Prosperous Chicago Region addresses the major findings from the convening: the economic legacy of historical inequity, AFH as a way to advance integrated regional growth and key lessons learned from AFHs that have been completed. The core of the paper is a compilation of local best practices and case studies for achieving integration and balanced growth, which takes into consideration factors that contribute to segregation, such as planning and regulatory barriers or lack of public and private investment, as well as community type, such as disinvested or gentrifying areas.

This paper was made possible through the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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